Friday, July 16, 2004

Preemption strategy takes a hit

There's hope for the planet, after all.
CBS/AP) The public continues to grow more critical of the war in Iraq, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll. For the first time, a majority of Americans (51 percent) say the U.S. should have stayed out of Iraq. Another 45 percent say going to war was the right thing to do. In other findings, 56 percent of Americans say the war is going badly for the U.S., up from 36 percent a year ago. And nearly two-third of Americans (62 percent) say the war has not been worth the cost.
The poll also found that 60 percent of Americans think the U.S. should not attack another country unless it attacks first.

Thirty-four percent of Americans think Iraqis are safer now than an interim government is in place. Another 12 percent believe Iraqis are less safe, while 48 percent don't see any change. Prior to the handover, only 16 percent of Americans expected Iraqis to be safer with the transfer of power.

I think the American people have gotten a clue.

Buh bye, george.

Thanks, Old Hat.